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Rob Davis


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Rob Davis is the founder of London-based "thinky games" studio Playniac. He is a game designer and developer with over 16 years experience. He has produced independent games, numerous games for clients, game-like digital art installations internationally and has had game design in his blood since he was a 14, when his first game was published. He has spoken about game design at numerous conferences including GDC, GDC Europe and Develop.


Playniac is a London-based studio making “thinky” games. We have worked as an indie developer and with clients since 2010. We pride ourselves on a design-led practice where the cornerstone of our development process is iterative design and prototyping before and during development.

Playniac are currently developing a turn-based strategy battle game called Insane Robots. Other Playniac games include Cat On Yer Head, International Racing Squirrels (Channel 4) and Anomaly X (Amplify – not yet released). They have also made games for BBC, CBBC, BBC Bitesize, British Gas, UKTV, Nickelodeon and Dreamworks; and worked with organisations such as the Southbank Centre, the National Maritime Museum, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and BAFTA Games.

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